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George Leopold

George Leopold has written about science and technology for more than 30 years, focusing on electronics and aerospace technology. He previously served as executive editor of Electronic Engineering Times. Leopold is the author of "Calculated Risk: The Supersonic Life and Times of Gus Grissom" (Purdue University Press, 2016).

Oracle Touts AI Apps, Expands Cloud Partnership with Microsoft

February 12th, 2020 Comments Off on Oracle Touts AI Apps, Expands Cloud Partnership with Microsoft
Corporate finance and IT departments along with supply chain managers are the largest benefactors of AI technology, according to an emerging technologies study released this week by Oracle. Separately, Oracle (NYSE: ORCL) new cloud-based database infrastructure along with an ...

Trading Data Added to Google BigQuery

February 11th, 2020 Comments Off on Trading Data Added to Google BigQuery
A huge batch of tick data, used by financial traders to track the minimum upward or downward movement of stock prices, has been added to Google Cloud Platform, allowing financial analysts to plug pricing and trading data into the ...

AWS Wants to Question Trump, DoD on JEDI Bias

February 10th, 2020 Comments Off on AWS Wants to Question Trump, DoD on JEDI Bias
The Pentagon cloud wars continue to escalate as Amazon Web Services expands it protest of a $10 billion DoD cloud contract to rival Microsoft with a court filing seeking to depose President Trump, along with Defense Secretary Mark Esper ...

U.S. Seeks to Jumpstart 5G Software

February 6th, 2020 Comments Off on U.S. Seeks to Jumpstart 5G Software
In an effort to catch up with 5G equipment leader Huawei, U.S. officials and lawmakers are promoting efforts to forge open software standards that would virtualize hardware and allow 5G networks to run on any manufacturer’s equipment. The goal ...

New Scheduling Tool Designed to Boost Microservices

February 4th, 2020 Comments Off on New Scheduling Tool Designed to Boost Microservices
Computer scientists at the University of Michigan have come up with a faster way to schedule cloud microservices via a new algorithm running on a custom processor. The platform, called Q-Zilla, is based on a widely used scheduling algorithm ...

AI is Boosting Server Sales

February 3rd, 2020 Comments Off on AI is Boosting Server Sales
Emerging AI workloads are propelling the booming Chinese server market, particularly those hosting programmable co-processors capable of supporting graphics chips used for parallel processing of machine learning tasks. The chief benefactor has been China’s server leader, Inspur (SHA: 600756). ...

DAWNBench Gives Way to MLPerf for Training, Inference

January 31st, 2020 Comments Off on DAWNBench Gives Way to MLPerf for Training, Inference
As the MLPerf benchmark emerges as an industry standard for measuring the performance of machine learning models, its creators said they will phase out the foundational DAWNBench metric. Stanford University researchers announced earlier this month they will end rolling ...

AI Chip Market is Booming

January 29th, 2020 Comments Off on AI Chip Market is Booming
AI processors are reinvigorating the global semiconductor industry, prompting at least one market tracker to predict a three-fold increase in AI chip applications over the next five years. In a survey of AI adoption released this week, IHS Markit ...

Startup Applies Deep Learning to Secure Unstructured Data

January 29th, 2020 Comments Off on Startup Applies Deep Learning to Secure Unstructured Data
The millions of documents in the form of product roadmaps, contracts and other components of corporate strategies also represent unstructured—and it turns out—vulnerable data stored in-house or in the cloud. A data security startup called Concentric emerged from stealth ...

Culture, Underutilized Tools Hinder Cloud Deployments

January 28th, 2020 Comments Off on Culture, Underutilized Tools Hinder Cloud Deployments
Sufficient usage experience has emerged to better gauge how enterprise cloud deployments are faring and which tools are needed to leverage cloud agility to align developer operations to boost application performance. A pair of cloud studies released this week ...
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